From 2010 – 2012, the Partners in the GENDERA initiative will strive to make a change to the balance of gender in research organisations in Europe. By raising awareness in a wide cross-section of today's society, GENDERA aims to re-address the balance of gender within research organisations and higher education organisations across Europe. The role of women in specific disciplines and in decision making positions will be strengthened through dialogue (the gender debate) and the implementation of best practices. From 2010 onwards, the GENDERA partners will collect, systemise and analyse existing policies and programmes in order to identify good practices that are already having a positive effect on ensuring that women get higher in research organisations and higher education institutions and achieve decision-making positions.
The project is supported by the European Commission under the FP7 Capacities programme.
GENDERA is coordinated by Tudományos és Technológiai Alapítvány (Hungary). Other partners in the project are the Center for European Initiatives and Research in the Mediterranean (Spain), National Documentation Centre/ National Hellenic Research Foundation (EKT/NHRF) (Greece), Jozef Stefan Institute (Slovenia), Univerzita Mateja Bela (Slovakia), Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH (Austria), Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum (Germany), Agencia per la Promozione della Ricerca Europea (Italy) and ORT Braude College of Engineering (Israel). The project information brochure can be downloaded here
On behalf of JUMP we announce their current survey to find out if progress has been made for women in the workplace:
Women in the workplace special survey
In the framework of the 6th JUMP Brussels Forum, we are delighted to be able to invite you to take part in Eve-olution's landmark survey to see if there has been progress for women in the workplace.
In 2005 opinions were gathered from over 600 women in senior positions in UK which provided a wake-up call and helped to shape the thinking on how to retain and promote women. Those women had something to say; it was honest, in parts alarming, and it brought the conversation out of the closet.
You are invited to add your voice to the 2012 survey which is now focused on a European wide audience. Now you can help shape the future for women in Europe!
Your answers will remain anonymous. The results will be sent to the respondants, presented to the press and will be analysed by Tracey Carr in her key note speech at the JUMP Forum on April 26 in Brussels.
As a special thank you for taking part in this survey, Tracey Carr, Founder of Eve-olution, is gifting a 90 minute live recording from an exclusive session which she ran for the EMEA women's network at Cisco called "Grab Your Future by the Horns", with tried and tested strategies for work/life balance and goal actualization plus live audience Q &A . You can download your own pod-cast here: www.tracey-carr.com.